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Jax begins to doubt the club after a string of lawlessness hits the town. Meanwhile, his life also becomes unstable when he learns his druggy ex-wife has given birth to his son prematurely.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x1
Production Number: 101
Airdate: Wednesday September 03rd, 2008


Alternate Airdates:

UK (5USA) May 18, 2009
NL (RTL 7) Nov 21, 2010

  • Currently 7.9/10
7.9/10 (27 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Drea de MatteoDrea de Matteo
As Wendy Case
Recurring

Guest Stars
Dendrie TaylorDendrie Taylor
As Luanne
Recurring
Emilio RiveraEmilio Rivera
As Marcus Alvarez
Recurring
Glenn PlummerGlenn Plummer
As Sheriff Vic Trammel
Recurring
Mitch PileggiMitch Pileggi
As Ernest Darby
Recurring
Nicholas GuestNicholas Guest
voiced John Teller
Recurring
Ryan HurstRyan Hurst
As Harry 'Opie' Lerner
Recurring
Sprague GraydenSprague Grayden
As Donna Winston
Recurring
Theo RossiTheo Rossi
As Jean Carlos 'Juice' Ortiz
Recurring
Tory KittlesTory Kittles
As Laroy
Recurring
William LuckingWilliam Lucking
As Piermont 'Piney' Winston
Recurring
Cameron GoodmanCameron Goodman
As Louise Hoffman
James GeraldenJames Geralden
As Male Back Up Singer
Jon Jon BrionesJon Jon Briones
As Asian Elvis
Stevie LongStevie Long
As Long John
Wandah KayWandah Kay
As Female Back Up Singer
Main Cast
Charlie Hunnam
As Jackson 'Jax' Teller
Ron Perlman
As Clarence 'Clay' Morrow
Katey Sagal
As Gemma Teller Morrow
Mark Boone Junior
As Robert 'Bobby' Munson
Kim Coates
As Alex 'Tig' Trager
Tommy Flanagan (1)
As Filip 'Chibs' Telford
Johnny Lewis
As Kip 'Half-Sack' Epps
Maggie Siff
As Tara Knowles

Recap

The Mayans are breaking into what looks like a front house. They steal what they are looking for and torch the place. Jax is in a mini mart buying a few things when he hears the explosion. They drive up to it the next morning and the house is completely torched. All of their M4's and glocks are gone or destroyed. Not only that, but there were two Mexican woman hiding in some sort of secret room that ended up meeting their demise due to it. They discuss all of this with Sheriff Trammel, who is paid to deal with them the way they see fit...

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Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The Album LeafWritings on the WallJax looks through his father's photos.
The Black KeysHard RowThe opening scenes of the episode.
Campanas De AmericaTus OjitosSAMCRO blow up the Mayans in the warehouse.
Fireball MinistryKick BackHalf Sack cuts the deer out of the car.
Gia CiambottiBobiliciousGemma calls Jax from her car.
LionsNo Generation 
LionsMachine 
Maylene And The Sons Of DisasterPlenty Strong, Plenty WrongThe man lights a smoke in his truck.
Sun Kil MoonLike The RiverJax finds and reads his father's journal.
Year Long DisasterFool and YouWendy shoots up drugs at her house.


Episode Quotes
Jackson: It ain't easy being king.
Clay: Remember that.

Jackson: Some days you're the beemer, some days you're the g-d d-mned deer.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorKurt Sutter
Executive ProducerKurt Sutter  |  John Linson  |  Art Linson  |  James D. Parriott
Associate ProducerCraig Yahata
CastingWendy O'Brien
MusicBob Thiele Jr.
Costume DesignerKelli Jones
Post Production SupervisorGrace Whitehouse
Art DirectorLori Agostino
Sound MixerTim Cooney
CinematographerPaul Maibaum
Art DepartmentJamie Collelo
FoleyTim Chilton
 
Warning: Sons of Anarchy season 1 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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